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Icons for Windows and Mac

I found an interesting section at interfacelift.com which lets you icon packages for windows and macintosh. You find more than 90 pages each with 10 icon packages for macintosh and 24 pages with 10 icon packages each for microsoft windows. Downloads are free of course and icons look great. The site opens a popup with advertisment as well, if that annoys you use a popup blocker.

Viewing Hidden Comments on Myspace

This has been around for some days but its still worth an article. Myspace users have the option to hide their comments and friendlist from other users. With an easy workaround it´s possible to view them even though the user did activate the hidding feature.

Protecting your Search Privacy

Searchenginewatch published a rather large article about protecting your search privacy today. They provide a step-by-step guide how your search privacy gets exposed from your desktop to the sites you visit. They divided the article into six chapters beginning with Search Privacy On Your Own Computer and ending with a conclusion that gives you valuable tips on how to protect your search privacy.

How To Trace A Hacker

This is a nice beginners tutorial that tells you how to trace people who try to break into your computer. It covers lots of explanations to questions like "How do these people find their victim?" and "What the phrases TCP/UDP actually mean".

Web Proxy List January 2006

Many of you told me that I should create a new list of websites that are running webproxies. Today I finally had the time to compile this new list, hope everyone is satisfied with the result.

Maybe it´s a good start to explain why someone would need a webproxy ( or a proxy ). Some countries, for example china, iran and germany, ban certain websites and you can´t view them using your normal internet connection. A proxy on the other hand could be able to display the website correctly and you recieve all the information you want to access.

Fix my XP

Fix my XP is a site that has lots of windows tips that are especially useful for beginners. Tips that explain how to remove unused dlls from memory, fine tune your lcd display or how to open large folders faster can be found on the site. Take a look, you might be suprised what you find.

Convert Images to Text Images

I was not sure how to name the article appropriately. You can convert any image on your computer into a text image at text-image.com. The result looks great, just take a look at the sample image that I reduced in size. The normal size looks much clearer and brighter.

Wallpaper Sites

I would like to give you the links to two great wallpaper sites that have almost no advertisment on their sites, unlike many other wallpaper sites that seem to bombard you with ads and popups. The first is joejoe.biz, a nice site if you are looking for nature wallpapers. He has some pretty interesting close-ups of animals and plants on his site.

8-foot long Star Wars Attack Cruiser

Now this one is huge. The attack cruiser was build by Erik Varszegi exclusively for display at Star Wars Celebration III. It even got a framed certificate of authenticity by George Lucas himself.

Stem to stern the model is 97 inches long and 47 inches wide, weighs over 150 pounds and is created using over 35,000 pieces!

Japanese Smileys

Those crazy japanese again. I´am not sure why I love them that much but it probably has something to do with the fact that they are always good for a suprise (or two). I never thought they would use different smileys until I found this japanese smileys website.

Free file host list december 2005

I published a large file host list last month and good lots of positive and some negative feedback concerning the list. The list contained a lot of sites that allow users to upload free files to their website and share it with others. A negative aspect was that it only featured a few categories that were not that useful to find a host that suited special needs.

Synchronize Your Bookmarks Between Different Computers

Everyone who has to work with different computers has enountered a problem like this. The bookmarks are different because you have no possiblity to synchronise them. It could be that you have a desktop pc and a laptop and want to use the same bookmarks wether you are using the notebook or the desktop computer.

Website Downloader

WinHTTrack is an easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide website from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting html, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

Sony, the rootkit and the internet community

No matter which internet page you open this days you are guaranteed to find at least one article mentioning the Sony rootkit affair. Instead of providing you with the latest news on the case customer vs. Sony BMG I´d like to analyse an interesting aspect of it.

In the beginning, there was one guy, who found out about the rootkit software, analysed it in depth and wrote an entry in his blog named Mark's Sysinternals Blog on a well frequented site. Then the ball got rolling, the news was copied and commented on other sites, big portals like slashdot.org and digg.com had articles that soon became the most popular ones for the day.

Highly configurable online proxy

Lets start with a quick link in the morning. The online proxy Poxy can be configured in many ways, you can chose to accept cookies, enable javascript, show images and have a small form above the website that you want to surf anonymously with poxys configuration available.

The great advantage of Poxy is that the site itself has no ads, no popups and all those other nasty stuff that most online proxies seem to have these days.

The IP: The housenumber of your Computer

Everything you do on the net transmitts your Ip Address. If you chat with someone he could easily find it out, if you write an email the information will be transmitted with the email.

The article describes what the IP reveals about the user behind.

How Internet Search Engines work

This article describes how search engines work, how the data is processed, how search results are generated. It also describes most of the advanced search operators available today.

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Free online web proxy

Just a quick news this time. A new free online proxy site opened up its gate. You can use it to bypass restrictions at school or work for example. (e.g. filtered sites)